Today, we’d like to address the buzz about chemical peels. For those of you who haven’t tried a peel out of fear, or had a bad experience with one, this blog is for you.
At Silk Therapeutics, we’re constantly talking about the cleanliness of our skincare, but the efficacy of it at a gentle rate, is unmatched. We’ve heard from many, many customers and even our friends and family that they were nervous to try a peel. But the Silk Renewing Peel is one of the products customers most often tell us is their favorite and the customers who rave about it often confess to their former ‘peel reticence’ in the same conversation. It goes something like this:
Customer: I just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE your peel! I use it all the time and it’s my secret weapon when I’m tired and stress starts to show up in my skin. I was honestly kind of afraid to try it. I had never used a peel before!”
We hear this again and again, and, frankly, we’re not surprised that so many women share this hesitation. We’ve also heard from our own customers the horror stories of past peels- ones that left their skin red and burned.
The science overview of peels goes something like this: as we age, the number of cells decreases as well as the rate of the cell turnover process, which leaves the skin looking dull and grayish. The peel aids this process and can be used up to 3 times per week, and we know people who use our product even more often than that. But, for starters, we recommend this Peel regime:
-Wash and dry your face
-Always do a skin patch test before applying on face
-Apply a thin layer to your face, avoiding eyes, nostrils, mouth
-Many customers also use the peel on their neck and chest
-Leave on for up to ten minutes and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
-Use any time of day, keeping in mind that peeling agents can make the skin more photosensitive so an SPF is recommended during the day.
-Make up may be applied after as desired
-We recommend using 1 time per week
-Silk Therapeutics contains no chemical irritants or preservatives – it is appropriate for even sensitive skin
-Contains soothing silk, water, glycolic acid, lactic acid, lemongrass essential oil to replenish, hydrate and protect while you exfoliate.
Voila – you’re refreshed and looking vital.